Gyrfalcon

Falco rusticolus

Order

FALCONIFORMES

Family

Caracaras and Falcons (Falconidae)

Code 4

GYRF

Code 6

FALRUS

ITIS

HEAD

Gyrfalcon Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Hooked
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Streaked, Malar or malar stripe
  • Crown Color: White to gray-brown.
  • Forehead Color: White to gray-brown.
  • Nape Color: White to gray-brown.
  • Throat Color: White to gray-brown.
  • Cere color: Yellow

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BODY

Gryfalcon Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 51-64 cm (20-25 in)
  • Weight: 1179 g (41.6 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Gray
  • Underparts: White to gray-brown with speckles.
  • Upperparts: White to gray-brown.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Solid, Scaled or scalloped
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked, Solid, Mottled
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked, Solid, Mottled

FLIGHT

Gryfalcon Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Sometimes soars on thermals., Slow powerful steady wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 122-163 cm (48-64 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings, Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: White to gray-brown.
  • Under Tail: White to gray-brown.
  • Leg Color: Yellow
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